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the checks the folks from metro atlanta to send to people they've never met in new york and new jersey one. it's those very same people that write those checks before calling and writing to my office with if you do non-billion next week the chairman proposed a 17 billion today and and now you are talking about doing even more tomorrow. with to see you know what i may not know everything there is to know about the hurricane but i know it didn't impact you all in the island. why is there funding for opportunities for those folks in here? >> we can put it in the bill if you like. >> that is what is frustrating to me is that here in the body of the politics create cynicism. we create it. it doesn't exist naturally in the communities back home. we created and common we have an opportunity with the chairman to make certain that we get dollars out the door to make certain that we don't do one thing to further that cynicism back home that folks are profiting from other family tragedies. i wish that we could rally of and that and with that i yield back the balance of my time. >> thank you. the spir
as a journalist, i immediately went to the urban areas. i went to omaha and atlanta and los angeles and spent a lot of time in the washington d.c. and in the course of my career, i have been utterly vexed by our inability as a civil society, a nation that takes such great pride in the rule of law, to in some way come to grips with the mace of of guns and violence -- with the place of guns and violence. and before we begin this discussion, i'll just tell you one very personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, i was in denver, colorado, on personal business. and i was driving through the denver suburbs, and i passed into aurora rah, colorado, and saw the sign and thought to myself -- as journalists often do -- oh, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago in which a young man, now appears to be utterly deranged, b went into a movie theater and began shooting down people with an assault weapon. and it went away. the not part of the presidential debate, it was not part of the fabric of our lives, it was not part of the daily journalistic di
, there are a few federal reserve blogs. the atlanta fed has one, the new york fed has one, and we have twitter, we have facebook. we're really moving along here. [laughter] >> yeah. >> so we're still a little bit old-fashioned, but the, i think the social media do provide a really convenient way to communicate quickly to a group of people, to, change ideas -- to exchange ideas and to keep track of what's going on in a particular area. so, you know, i think, i think there's some positive developments there. >> well, perhaps we should encourage you to follow the tigers while you're following -- b. >> okay. [laughter] >> unfortunately, we are out of time. i'd like to thank our questioners for posing the questions. i'd like to thank all of you in this room and online for joining us in today's conversation. you can find information on future policy talks at the ford school on our web site and through our twitter site, and i hope you'll follow us. we certainly will be following the fed. chairman, thank you very much for joining us today. we are -- [applause] >> this weekend marks the 57th presidential i
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